Summary: I bought this for my husband who uses an SLR digital Nikon but wanted something smaller that would fit in his pocket when he didn't want to look like a tourist.He loves it. He has used it regularly taking thousands of pictures with it . It is now on its last legs, but I imagine Nikon now has even more advanced models available in this size or smaller.
Excerpt: I have used many different cameras disposable, 35mm, and digital. Nikon however exceeds my expectations everytime I use one of their cameras.I can feel confident that my picture will come out amazing even if I do not have the best lighting around. The s710 is not exception. For being such a little device it packs amazing features! I have not been disappointed at all with this camera. The battery has amazing life, and the resolution of the pictures are spectacular!
Summary: I reviewed this camera right after I bought it in 2009. I was out shooting wildflowers early this spring of 2012. When I crouched down to shoot a Desert Indian Paintbrush closeup in macro mode, the camera slipped out of my hand. I had not put the wrist strap over my hand onto my wrist and the camera dropped about 6 inches, but it landed on solid granite, lens barrel first at an angle. That was enough to generate "lens error.
Summary: If you are familiar with compact digital cameras you will find this one easy to use. Picture quality is excellent. You will need to buy a memory card for it. Suggest buying one with high speed (class 6) and 4 GB minimum. Computer interface works fine and is intuitive. Also got a great price on it through Amazon with speedy shipping. You also may want to consider a carrying case for it as it does not come with one. Very happy with purchase.
Summary: It works good, it has amazing quality when used just right. Im not to experienced with cameras so to get quick pictures with movement like in partyes and such you cant really use the auto mode like you can with some cameras, you will have to mess with some other options. It can get fired up real fast, battery life is great, as for duribulity is questionable cause i dropped it once on some grass, then it started having lens issues after a day or so.
Summary: This camera rocks with its 14.5 pixel lens and its features. The only con I see in it is in the memory when using motion picture feature. But when adding a memory stick, life goes easier! 2 thumbs up for this camera!